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Alvaro Arbeloa, Liverpool; Didier Drogba, Chelsea

Chelsea v Liverpool: The Blues start with a seemingly insurmountable lead to Stamford Bridge following their 3-1 first-leg win at Anfield

Liverpool fans, Stamford Bridge

The Reds will miss injured captain Steven Gerrard but will be buoyed by Bolton's recent heroics, putting three past Chelsea at the Bridge

Fabio Aurelio, Liverpool

The visitors bring the tie to life as a Fabio Aurelio free-kick flies in at the near post when everybody else expects a cross

Xavi Alonso, Liverpool

A second Aurelio free-kick brings trouble as Xavi Alonso is pulled down in the box but steps up to score the resulting penalty

Liverpool fan

Another incredible Liverpool Champions League comeback looks on by half-time given Chelsea's nervous defending without John Terry

Petr Cech, Chelsea, clears the ball

Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech looks especially nervous - at fault for the goal and making several slips either side of the break

Didier Drogba, Chelsea

Chelsea are out early for the second half but still look edgy until Didier Drogba nips in at the near post to draw a goal back

Alex, Michael Ballack, Chelsea

Six minutes later and Chelsea are back in control of the tie through Alex's unstoppable dead-ball strike

Didier Drogba, Michael Ballack, Alex, Chelsea

Alex's goal means Liverpool will need two goals to tie the scores on aggregate and go through on away goals

Frank Lampard, Florent Malouda, Chelsea

With 14 minutes left Liverpool give away the ball, Chelsea break and Frank Lampard pounces to surely sink the Reds

Yossi Benayoun, Liverpool; Alex, Branislav Ivanovic, Chelsea

If anything, Chelsea taking the lead on the night reawakens the Reds, with Lucas Leiva's deflected shot squirming past the hapless Cech

Dirk Kuyt celebrates

Moments later Dirk Kuyt's heads in Albert Riera's cross, meaning for the second time Liverpool need just one more goal to win the tie

Frank Lampard scores

For all Liverpool's efforts Lampard ends the goal-crazy night with his second, the ball ricocheting off both posts, in the 89th minute

Didier Drogba, Chelsea

Chelsea progress to face Barcelona in the Champions League semi-final after 90 minutes and eight goals that swung the tie either way





see also
Champions League as it happened
14 Apr 09 |  Europe
Champions League football photos
14 Apr 09 |  Premier League
Liverpool 1-3 Chelsea
08 Apr 09 |  Europe


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